Planning Matters

Sefton MBC - Planning & Building Control

Sefton's Planning Guide provides detailed information on how it implements Planning & Building Control measures

Sefton MBC - Planning Policy

Sefton MBC is required to produce a Local Plan. The Local Plan sets out how the local authority will plan the future development of Sefton. It aims to guide new developments to appropriate locations, while protecting the areas natural environment and built heritage, and provides guidance to developers on submitting planning applications. The Local Plan is shaped by the National Planning Policy Framework – the top tier of planning policy. The Framework provides guidance to local authorities and other agencies on planning policy and the operation of the planning system. It covers issues such as housing, green belts, economic growth, heritage, sustainable development, biodiversity, transport, waste management and open space, sport and recreation.

Sefton MBC - Neighbourhood Development Plans

Learn more about Neigbourhood Development Plans that are a new part of the Development Plan that were introduced by the Localism Act 2011.